The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research is a partnership between nine leading academic centres for primary care research in England. Our main aims are to increase the evidence base for primary care practice through high quality research and strategic leadership, and to build capacity in primary care with a well established training programme.
SPCR IV launches 2021
Established in 2006
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Primary Health Care
These awards provide funding to cover the costs of a 24 month (if taken fulltime) fellowship at one of the SPCR members. Applicants should have a strong academic record and wish to develop a career in primary care research.
The aim of these fellowships is for the fellow to follow an independent research project, publish their research and prepare grant applications to secure future funding (e.g. an NIHR fellowship).The SPCR would particularly welcome applications from allied health professionals. Distinctive to the current SPCR programme is the aim to work more broadly with the primary care research sector.
Successful applicants are expected to start their fellowship in April 2022. Previous SPCR fellowship award holders are not eligible to apply for a second award.
Application deadline: 1st November 2021
Funded Research projects
The renewed and refreshed NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) commenced 1 April 2021. This new phase enables the School to build on progress made in previous funding phases, and conduct research which responds to and meets the needs of local populations and local health and care systems, while addressing the nation’s changing demographics and corresponding impact on disease burdens and service demands.
Distinctive to this new phase of the school, is the explicit aim to strengthen the primary care research sector more broadly, with a requirement for members of the school to share their expertise with non-member institutions. There is a strong emphasis on engaging, collaborating and partnering with institutions beyond the school membership.
We are pleased to announce that the first set of projects in this phase are underway. Over 30 projects have been funded and details can be found on our Projects page.
The School for Primary Care Research is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
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